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Poster: cosmic chuck Date: Jun 15, 2007 3:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: acoustic

Hello all

Lately I have been captured by various artist playing acoustic versions of their songs and this has got me to thinking about the Dead. I have heard a lot of acoustic dead but have I heard the best acoustic set? I have always enjoyed the recommendations made here so everyone please feel free to chime in for this one: Tell me your favorite acoustic Dead set. Or favorite acoustic set by anyone for that matter. Thanks !!

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jun 15, 2007 6:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

Hearkening back a little bit to the 420 thread earlier, I would give the Springsteen Seeger Sessions (acoustic) Band concert from Dublin a rating of 11 on a 1-to-10 scale. Simply magnificent! I saw it last week, maybe the week before, on one of those PBS pledge drive shows and was just knocked back on my kiester.

Something I've mentioned before, which also ties in with this, as well as that other thread since I listed Collective Soul among non-Dead bands I like, Dolly Parton's Grammy-winning bluegrass cover of Shine is a real gem. However, as I just learned from researching it, that version has been around much longer than I realized. I first heard it about a year ago, but she got the Grammy for it in 2001, so I guess that shows what a sheltered life I lead. And just as a side note, I also found out that the Virginia Tech mass-murderer had something of an obsession with that song, writing the lyrics on his wall. I'm sure it was hard for Ed Roland to get a decent night's sleep after being apprised of that disturbing little piece of music trivia.

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Poster: gdave Date: Jun 15, 2007 5:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

This has long been one of my favorites:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-09-20.aud.remaster.sirmick.27583.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: cosmic chuck Date: Jun 15, 2007 6:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

Thanks to all who responded to this. I now will have a grate Saturday of listening and downloading. The downside of course is the lawn won't get mowed and list of things to do will get put aside!! Keep the ideas coming so I don't have to work on Sunday either!!!

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Poster: I_love_you Date: Jun 15, 2007 7:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

keep the ideas comin, you say?

here are three of my favorite examples of acoustic dead, i suggest that you and anyone else on this thread check these out

Little Sadie:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-02-28.sbd.cotsman.9377.sbeok.shnf

I Know You Rider:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd_nrps70-05-15new.shnf
^This whole show is a trip^

How Long Blues:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-07-14.sbd.cotsman.17815.sbeok.shnf


happy listening, all, to that brings-tears-to-your-eyes sweet jerry garcia voice

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jun 16, 2007 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

Garcia & Grisam at the Warfield in early 91 I think. Yet to here these Pizza shows though. Also saw the Allmans do some pretty decent acoustic sets. One in Santa Fe in 92? with John Popper on harmonica stands out in memory.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jun 15, 2007 4:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

I have always liked this one from '80.

Very crisp SBD with just a slight hiss.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-10-10.acoustic-sbd.hinko.14386.sbeok.shnf

Even better quality, with six filler tunes from the night before

http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=26851

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Jun 15, 2007 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

I just discovered this show (clued in by a forum post), and it's a real pleasure.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-11-17.acoustic.sbd.dodd.7687.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: mcglone Date: Jun 15, 2007 4:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

ashes turned me on to the pizza tapes... have no clue how i missed that release for 11 years, but better late than never. intimate home spun fun with jer, grisman and tony rice clearly having a ball. great backstory on how the recording first came to see the light. oh yeah, and a shady grove for the ages!

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jun 15, 2007 6:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

The Pizza Tapes!!!!!

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Poster: JayColodesch Date: Jun 15, 2007 5:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

This is available for download (not stream) in lossless on LMA under Phil & Friends. It is a concert from 1994 at the Berkeley Community Theater. It was billed as "Phil & Friends" but we all knew somehow it was going to be the boys and it sold out ASAP. Sure enough Phil comes on stage with the rest of the boys, all acoustic instruments. Grate show, grate recording.

http://www.archive.org/details/1994-09-24.paf.sbd.zelner-vernon.14071.sbeok.flacf

The Ramble Room suggestion from 1978 is also excellent as are the 1980 Warfield/NYC run shows all with acoustic first sets.
Also don't forget the summer/fall 1970 tour with NRPS. The boys did an opening 1st set acoustic at most of these shows. All good. Enjoy. My wife loves the acoustic stuff and I love her!!

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Poster: gtrclktr351 Date: Jun 15, 2007 5:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

This one is a gem. If you don't have it...Why not???

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jun 16, 2007 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

JayColodesch:
...it must have been great to experience that show. I somehow tripped across it on the archive and must admit that the "Attics" sent the "chills" through my body -- in a good way -- can't imagine what it must have been like to experience it. Vince makes one of those tunes simply shine -- incredible piece of history. --- AshesRising

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Poster: JayColodesch Date: Jun 18, 2007 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

Ashes, yes it was something. Especially in such a small venue that the boys had played before. But now, as big as they were playing stadiums, to see them in such an intimate setting was grate. And of course none of us knew that in less than a year Jerry would be gone. In my memories it makes it that much more special. Jay

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 15, 2007 7:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

Not sure its the best but it is kind of interesting:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-12-26.sbd.murphy.1821.sbeok.shnf

Day after Christmas and Billy is late arriving to the gig so Jerry and Bobby start playing some acoustic tunes while waiting for Billy to arrive. This includes a one time only "Gathering flowers for the Master's bouquet" in the spirit of the season. Phil joins them at one point before Billy arrives. The rest of the show is pretty good too! Always wondered why they could not do an electric set in 1969 without Billy. Mickey alone was not enough? Actually thought about posting about this but since you asked for acoustic sets I thought I would add it in.

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Poster: Fishead Date: Jun 19, 2007 10:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

check out the radiators ..they put on a great acoustic show


http://www.archive.org/details/rad1993-04-28.flac16


http://www.archive.org/details/rad1995-05-28.flac16




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Poster: rosey842 Date: Jun 16, 2007 9:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

The Allmans have two commercial disks available called, real creatively, First Set & Second Set that include Jessica, etc. acoustically.

Also, Rolling Stones "Stripped" includes a lot of great playing. Then there's Tesla "five man acoustical jam." Also let's not forget some of the MTV stuff, Nirvana, Kiss.

Heard a cd tonight that I just might have to find. Don't laugh when you hear it's all 80's "hair bands" but there are some real nice acoustic versions of songs by Cinderella, Poison, etc.. I know it sounds strange but sometimes those type of bands don't get the credit they deserve as musicians. Don't remember the name of the cd, if interested, I'll find it out.

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Jun 16, 2007 9:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

DP 8 is sweet.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jun 16, 2007 3:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

i´m not really into acoustic stuff, i prefer it loud and electric. however i must say that reckoning and 1st tuna are true acoustic masterpieces, i enjoyed enormously ( still do)

here, on the archive, check out this grate sbd
http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-10-11.acoustic-sbd.windsor.323.sbefail.shnf (dl elsewhere)

try also to get hold of hot tuna 06-08-19 (w/bob weir), gotv - awesome acoustic show

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Poster: gtrclktr351 Date: Jun 15, 2007 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: acoustic

5/02/70 set 1

unfortunately not available foirm LMA